A ruined culvert near Oregon Creek, behind Old Main, the predecessor of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Now, to add a human scale.
The approach to Dock 4 is long demolished, so it is only accessible when the lake freezes.
Will coming down “Darwin’s Ladder”.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
Strange graffiti in a side room. Someone was having fun…
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.
Death. About two seconds after the explosives were triggered.
A burned and rusted control panel in the corner of the new hoist room.